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VistaDee
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Check Characters in string in DAX

Hi

 

Im trying to convert a SQL CASE statement to DAX IF . Lets say I have a column of values like:

ProjectCode

D-IREE00215

BADR0022

A-DD1255

 

and part of the query is as follows:

 

CASE

        WHEN LEFT(ProjectCode,4) LIKE '%[a-z]%' AND SUBSTRING(ProjectCode,5,4) LIKE '%[0-9]%'

 

How do I write this in DAX so that the only field returned will be BADR0022

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @VistaDee  ,

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Create calculated column

flag =
var _1={"A","B","C","D","E","F","G","H","I","J","K","M","L","N","O","P","Q","R","S","T","U","V","W","X","Y","Z"}
VAR _2={0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}
var _5=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1)))
var _6=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],6,1)))
var _7=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],7,1)))
var _8=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],8,1)))
RETURN
IF(LEFT('Table'[column],1) IN _1&&MID('Table'[column],2,1) IN _1&&MID('Table'[column],3,1) IN _1&&MID('Table'[column],4,1) IN _1&&
_5 IN _2 && _6 IN _2 && _7 IN _2 &&_8 IN _2,
'Table'[column],BLANK()
)

2. Result.

v-yangliu-msft_0-1617614675466.png

You can downloaded PBIX file from here.

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @VistaDee  ,

Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Create calculated column

flag =
var _1={"A","B","C","D","E","F","G","H","I","J","K","M","L","N","O","P","Q","R","S","T","U","V","W","X","Y","Z"}
VAR _2={0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}
var _5=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1)))
var _6=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],6,1)))
var _7=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],7,1)))
var _8=IF(ISERROR(VALUE(MID('Table'[column],5,1))),BLANK(),VALUE(MID('Table'[column],8,1)))
RETURN
IF(LEFT('Table'[column],1) IN _1&&MID('Table'[column],2,1) IN _1&&MID('Table'[column],3,1) IN _1&&MID('Table'[column],4,1) IN _1&&
_5 IN _2 && _6 IN _2 && _7 IN _2 &&_8 IN _2,
'Table'[column],BLANK()
)

2. Result.

v-yangliu-msft_0-1617614675466.png

You can downloaded PBIX file from here.

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

PhilipTreacy
Super User III
Super User III

Hi @VistaDee 

 

Download sample PBIX with the following code

 

I understand the SQL code but could you achieve the same thing by checking that the string does not contain a - ?

To create a column n DAX this would be 

 

Column = IF(NOT(CONTAINSSTRING('Table1'[ProjectCode], "-")),'Table1'[ProjectCode])

 

However this is creating a new column in your data model and that might not be what you want as a lot of the column fields will be empty.

If you want to do it a a measure use this

Measure = IF(NOT(CONTAINSSTRING(SELECTEDVALUE('Table1'[ProjectCode]), "-")),SELECTEDVALUE('Table1'[ProjectCode]))

What exactly is the end result you want? A new column? A measure? Or just some code to use elsewhere?

Regards

Phil



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